View Full Version : How should a prologue count as far as chapters are concerned?

01-09-2016, 08:57 AM
Basically, a book that I'm trying to get published has a prologue, and occasionally agents or publishing houses will specify wanting a certain number of sample chapters to attach to a submission. Should the prologue count as its own chapter?

01-09-2016, 09:46 AM


Old Hack
01-09-2016, 12:19 PM
I would say yes.

Remember that when an agency asks for three chapters it's always the first three they want, not three which you've selected from all over your book.

01-10-2016, 01:12 AM
Prologue pretty much always counts as the "first" chapter anyway. Which is often why you'll see "Three chapters or first fifty pages"